FCC News Brief – July 9, 2019

Written by Florida Conservation Coalition

Read Florida may adopt limits on amount of toxins from blue-green algae blooms allowed in waterways – “Blue-green algae is popping up all over Florida this summer. It’s in the canals of Gulfport and the Intracoastal Waterway in Treasure Island. In Bradenton, the Manatee River has turned green from the stuff, which the mayor of Holmes Beach calls “gumbo.” In Lake Okeechobee, toxins have hit a level three times what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deems safe. Meanwhile state officials have convened a Blue-Green Algae Task Force to figure out how to prevent such blooms in the future. So far

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